The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having seen, makes up a good part of our sincerity.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.